Ronald S. Gross

President & CEO

Having intimate knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code, Ron is an expert’s go-to person for Retirement Plan Technical Compliance and Planning issues. He has led numerous seminars for groups such as Ohio Society of CPA’s, Creative Pension and ASPPA. He regularly speaks to CPA firms on creative plan design.  Ron was previously employed in the tax division of a national accounting firm and founded Cleveland’s ASPPA Benefits Council (ABC). Ron, his wife, Shelley, and their three children (Allison, Sammy, Erica) reside in Beachwood, Ohio. Ron’s interests include wine tasting and youth wrestling coaching. He was a three-year Miami U. trivia champ. Ron joined the firm in August of 1989.

EDUCATION

Miami University/Bachelors in Business Administration—Major Accounting

DESIGNATIONS / LICENSES

CPA, Enrolled Actuary, Member Society of Pension Actuaries (MSPA)

AFFILIATIONS

  • The Group
  • ASPPA
  • Northeast Ohio Vision Group
  • Entrepreneurs Organization Member (Cleveland Chapter)
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Alumni (Miami University)
Past:
  • Membership Chair Entrepreneurs Organization Cleveland Chapter
  • Allocations Committee Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
  • Founding member of ASPPA Benefits Council Cleveland Chapter

COMMUNITY

  • North Coast Community Housing Board Member (Member of Finance Committee)
  • POWER Club President (Beachwood Wrestling Booster Club)
  • VP – ORT Cleveland Chapter
Past:
  • Council Gardens Board Member Treasurer
  • Chair of Financial Services Fundraising Division of Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
  • Youth Wresting Coach, Beachwood Elite Youth Wrestling
  • North Coast Community Housing Board Member
  • Retirement Plan Committee Chairman-Jewish Community Federation (2012-2015)

Interesting Facts
About Ron

  • Miami University Trivia Champion–1981, 1982, 1983
  • Favorite Book: Quality of Courage (Ghost written for Mickey Mantle)
  • Favorite Quote: “I will allow no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington.
    This keeps me grounded and focusing on the positive.
  • A mentor of mine said “outread your competition”. I try to read as many business books and personal growth books as I can to continually improve MGO and myself

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